May 01

In The Press – April 2015 Edition

Stephen Colbert news When news stories fall through the cracks, we here at Colbert News Hub find them for a post we call, In The Press.


With April behind us, there are only four months left until Late Show with Stephen Colbert starts! (!!) Sadly, that also means there are only three months left of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. For now though, the good news is that Jon has been giving new interviews, and those are always a treat!

In this edition of In The Press, we also catch up with The Nightly Show and The Late Late Show, the new kids on the block of late-night TV, who are still trying to find their footing, as well as their audience. Have you guys been watching either (or both) show(s) regularly?

Finally, late night writers talk about improv and submitting writing packets… and stir up some controversy!

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Apr 04

In The Press – March 2015 Edition

Stephen Colbert news When news stories fall through the cracks, we here at Colbert News Hub find them for a post we call, In The Press.


Hello again Hubsters! April is here, which means that, if Colbert Report writer Micheal Brumm is to be believed, Stephen’s team will start working on Late Show very soon!

The two big stories in March were the premiere of The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS, and the announcement that Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show. In this edition you’ll also find talk of SuperPACs, Kendrick Lamar’s performance on The Colbert Report, late night musical bookers, the technology behind our beloved fake news shows, as well as an interview with Jimmy Kimmel.

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Mar 06

‘House of Cards’ Creator Shares Backstory on Recent Episode Featuring ‘The Colbert Report’

In case you were wondering how The Colbert Report appeared to live on in a recent episode of House of Cards months after TCR’s finale, show creator (an apparent Colbert Report fanboy) Beau Willimon explained how he got the two shows together:

‘House of Cards’ Creator Beau Willimon Dishes on Season 3’s Scandals and Surprises
By Marlow Stern

How did you swing The Colbert Report appearance in the premiere?

We simply asked! I’d had the pleasure of being on The Colbert Report and I think that Stephen is among the most talented people on the planet. We wanted to have an interesting way to get a sense of where the Underwood presidency was that wasn’t as obvious as simply a news anchor telling us, and we thought that would be more engaging, dramatic, and entertaining. I asked Stephen and thanked my lucky stars when he said yes. One of the things that we delighted in when we talked about it was that our fictional Colbert Report would exist beyond the real-life one. The Colbert Report never fully dies.

Full Interview: The Daily Beast.

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Mar 02

Six Degrees – February 2015 Catch Up

Six Degrees of Stephen Colbert Welcome to the ‘Six Degrees Catch Up Edition’ featuring all the latest happenings and goings on in the world of ‘Daily Show’ and ‘Colbert Report’ staff and ‘Friends of the Show’.


In this month’s catch up we have a new comedy album from Paul Mecurio, interviews with Michael Brumm, Steve Carell and Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon has a new ice cream flavour, the Second City shares a clip from Steve Carell’s graduation, and Conan goes to Cuba!

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Feb 28

In The Press – February 2015 Edition

Stephen Colbert news When news stories fall through the cracks, we here at Colbert News Hub find them for a post we call, In The Press.


Hello hubsters! My name is Louise, and I am your new “In The Press” correspondent. After lurking for a couple of years, I was given the opportunity to help the Nation keep up with the most important news of all: everything Colbert-related!

In February, Stephen reappeared for the first time since The Colbert Report ended, accompanied by a beard that didn’t go unnoticed, to say the least. But the big story last month came from former colleague Jon Stewart who announced he would be leaving The Daily Show later this year. We were all taken by surprise, if not by the decision itself (Jon had been hinting at the possibility for a while), then certainly by its timing, as most of us were expecting him to go through another Indecision cycle. Sadly, this wasn’t the only upsetting news out of the world of TV and journalism. Within the span of just three days, NBC’s Nightly News anchor Brian Williams got a six-month suspension, CBS correspondent Bob Simon died in a car accident, and New York Times writer David Carr died of lung cancer complications.

Almost two months after the news broke, we still don’t know when Jon Stewart will be leaving exactly, or who is going to replace him. People who looked like obvious candidates (Jessica Williams, Samantha Bee, Jason Jones) have already taken themselves out of the running.

Who would you guys want to see become the next host of The Daily Show, and how do you see the show changing in a post-Jon Stewart era? Also, what do you expect and/or want to see in Jon’s last episode?

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Feb 28

Frank Underwood on ‘The Colbert Report’

Frank Underwood on The Colbert Report

Frank Underwood on ‘The Colbert Report’ | ‘House of Cards’ Season 3, Episode 1 (Chapter 27)

Season 2 of ‘House of Cards‘ ended with Frank Underwood being appointed President of the United States. Now six months into his new job, Season 3 sees Frank, a man used to winning, hit more than a few roadblocks. In one of the first signs of trouble for the newly appointed President, Frank struggles to explain a new jobs program while appearing as a guest on ‘The Colbert Report’, which Stephen Colbert is still hosting in the ‘House of Cards’ universe.

The full episode is available on Netflix, or you can full the full clip of Frank’s interview on Vulture.

*Please note: For those who have not watched the series, or completed season 2, the above clips contain spoilers.

(Thank you to StephenSmile64 and Clem for the Tip!)